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BP010 West Side Story (1961)

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Episode 10: West Side Story (1961)

Released 6 June 2018.

For this episode, we watched West Side Story, directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise, with a screenplay by Ernest Lehmann from the stage musical produced by Hal Prince, directed by Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The cast includes Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn.

West Side Story was nominated for eleven Academy Awards and won ten including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Chakris), Best Supporting Actress (Moreno) and Best Music.

Next time we will be discussing The Silence of the Lambs. If you want to watch it before listening to the next episode you can buy the DVD or Blu-Ray on, or, or you can download it via iTunes (UK) or iTunes (USA).

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